Another year has come and gone - and this one was the fastest, most enjoyable one of my life so far. Happy New Year, friends. Along with a happy year, I wish you a productive, fruitful, success-filled (in love, travel, wealth, business - whatever you want) year. January is often hard for many people - the anti-climatic return to daily life after a busy holiday season is always difficult. For freelancers, it is the uncertainty of the next job or paycheck. I have found that reading new books and magazines, browsing Pinterest and reading some of my favourite blogs (this one! and this one! and donâ€™t forget this one!) is the best way to get reinvigorated and inspired for a new year. Before you know it, it will be June so these next six months might as well be worth something. Iâ€™ve definitely set some goals for myself this year in all aspects of my life but Iâ€™ve only made one definite resolution:
ThisÂ doesnâ€™t mean that I will just be “doing whatever I want, whenever I want” - I see the phrase meaning that I wonâ€™t be tied down to whatever absurd expectations Iâ€™ve set for myself in the past. Iâ€™ve often blamed “society”Â for these expectations but Iâ€™ve come to realize that the only thing that can hold me back from the greatness I desire, is myself. To Live Freely, means to me, to enjoy life with reckless abandon and love love love hard; to delve into every single passion project with gumption, strength and creativity; to ignore the negative of this world (#1: STOP reading the hateful comments on news articles!) and to thrive and nurtureÂ all of the wonderful positivity that surrounds us all.
This year, I feel like my head and heart will be mostly focused on ourÂ home as it has become such a lively and happy place thanks to our Jack. I found a few inspiring images today that I hope will inspire you as well. Love all of those sharpÂ pops of black. Back to daydreaming about unattainable homes… ðŸ˜‰ HNY!